Feature: Download Pilot Festival Essential Playlist

Download Pilot Festival 2021 Line Up Poster

For those 10,000 or so lucky fans (plus a couple of hundred artists and band members, crew members and staff), the countdown is firmly on to the Download Pilot Festival. Featuring some of the best up and coming heavy and alternative music talent the UK has to offer, plus a few Download Festival veterans like headliners Frank Carter, Bullet For My Valentine and Enter Shikari, the Download Pilot line up is very impressive. Even more so when the whole thing was put together by Andy Copping and his team with just a few weeks notice.

Like all those lucky enough to be going, Team Rock Sins are counting down the days, and so to help ease the wait, we’ve put together a playlist featuring 39 of the 40 bands playing the Download Pilot. Why 39 you ask? Quite simply, we couldn’t find Elvana on Spotify.

A playlist featuring all of the bands playing the pilot could have lasted for hours, if not days, so we’ve limited ourselves to two songs from each band. We thought two songs from each would serve as a nice introduction to those bands listeners aren’t familiar with yet – or serve as a nice reminder of some old favourites (we’d put money on BFMV closing the festival with Tears Don’t Fall, just as one example).

There’s 78 songs for you all to get stuck into from Creeper to Higher Power, via Conjurer, Loathe, Holding Absence and As Everything Unfolds to name just a handful of bands. So, what are you waiting for? Get listening, and we’ll see some of the lucky 10,000 at Donington Park this coming weekend!

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